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Counseling: Encyclopedias+

Links to the best library resources in Counseling (COUN) at Northern Illinois University

Digital Counseling Encyclopedias

Reference Databases

Search 100's of encyclopedias & dictionaries at once using our Reference Databases

What are Reference Sources?

Reference sources are used to give an overview of a subject, or quickly locate facts, definitions, histories, dates, etc. Examples include dictionaries (which define a conept in a couple sentences), encyclopedias (which summarize a topic in a couple paragraphs or pages), handbooks (which give guidance, instructions or summaries of a topic), and biographies (which describe someone's life).